Luoyang has a continental climate. Spring is warm and dry. Summer in Luoyang is humid and hot, most of the rainfall comes from June to September. Autumn is the most comfortable weather, when the weather is cool and mostly shiny. Winter is cold with frequent snow.
Autumn is the best time to visit Luoyang. And the city could very busy. The annual Luoyang Peony Festival is held in April. Visitors could enjoy a great variety of beautiful peony flowers so April is also a good time to visit Luoyang and see China's national flower.
Shopping in Luoyang
What to buy
Tri-colored Glazed Pottery of the Tang Dynasty
Tri-colored Glazed Pottery of the Tang Dynasty is the most favored souvenirs by tourists. It was created during the Tang Dynasty, when the craftsmen started to apply glaze of different colors to a single article, creating the Tang tri-colored glazed pottery with unique artistic effects. The various colors of glaze appeared with the interaction of different metallic elements. Copper, iron, manganese and cobalt elements showed green, yellow, purple and blue colors separately.
Luoyang Plum Jade
The Plum Jade is also called Ru Jade. It is produced only in Ruyang County, Luoyang City. This kind of jade is named plum since there are colorful patterns of plum blossoms on the surface. The plum jade products include jade pendant, ink stone, pen container, tea set, coffee set and jade bracelet, and so on.
With a history of more than 2000 years, Luoyang embroidery is widely known by Chinese people. Luoyang Embroidery is weaved by unique technique, featuring exquisite pattern, delicate craftsmanship and bright color. It is regarded as a lucky symbol by local people.
Luoyang Palace Lantern
It is said that after the Guangwu Emperor of the East Han Dynasty moving the capital to Luoyang City, colorful lanterns are started to be used to decorate the palace. There are great varieties of Luoyang Palace Lantern, including the white square lanterns, round red lanterns, dragon head lanterns with six colors, butterfly lanterns, and so on. Some lanterns are painted with Chinese calligraphy and paintings.
Where to buy
Luoyang Ancient Street is lined with buildings beside the street built in Ming and Qing styles. In this street, visitors not only buy some featured articles for gifts or souvenirs, but also can relish various kinds of local snacks.